Originally published in 1896 and with numerous illustrations this early works is a comprehensive and informative look at the subject. PREFACE: Very many lives of Nelson have been written from almost as many different points of view. With these the present work does not enter into competition. The author has elsewhere related the story of Nelson's career in some detail, and has not attempted to repeat it here; but while dwelling on the principle incidents in Nelson's life and on the glories of his achievements, he has endeavoured to describe some of the influences which tended to form Nelson's character; some of those who so nobly worked with him in securing the liberty and establishing the greatness of England.......Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.